Its required because your theme won’t pass the Theme Check plugin.
Thats actually hilarious!
I have seen a lot of new UK authors selling now, Go Brits!
Gonna miss you IE, no.. wait… & $£ you, you utter piece of *x%x %
i hope you @&*%$ die.
What he means by this you dont have to escape until you echo it to the user so esc_html($widgetArea1Style) should just be $widgetArea1Style. etc.
You should at least put some comments in important files like functions.php, style.css and index.php etc.
You can use:
and then decode the html tags to display html using htmlspecialvars_decode()
<div id="some-element"><?php echo htmlspecialvars_decode( esc_html( $content ) ) ?></div>
This allows wordpress to filter your content safely then display html.